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Pedestrian allegedly hit while crossing Main Street in Edwardsville

By Michael Abella | Oct 27, 2016

EDWARDSVILLE — A pedestrian is suing Superior Corporation of Illinois and a pickup truck owner and operator, for allegedly hitting her as she attempted to cross the road.

Jill Essner filed a complaint on Oct. 7 in Madison County Circuit Court against Superior Corporation of Illinois and Michael Hewitt, alleging Hewitt negligently failed to keep a pickup truck under control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Oct. 10, 2014, she was a pedestrian attempting to cross Main Street in Edwardsville when Hewitt, who was operating a pickup truck owned by Superior, struck her.

She claims she was severely injured, resulting in medical expenses, pain, loss of earning capacity and loss of ability to pursue further education.

The plaintiff alleges Hewitt operated the vehicle owned by Superior too fast for weather conditions, failed to keep proper lookout and negligently failed to avoid the collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a fair and just award in excess of $50,000, plus costs of this suit. She is represented by Reed Nelson of Nelson & Nelson Attorneys at Law PC in Belleville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 16-L-1414

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